Izabela was born in Chelm, Poland in 1921. With the German invasion of Poland in 1939, Izabela completed the Red Cross School of Nursing, and worked as a nurse during WWII. During the later years of the World War, she was forced to work in a gun factory in Germany. When the War was over, she was able to go back to nursing in a US Military Hospital in Frankfort, Germany. In 1948, she married a Polish military officer and they im-migrated to Chicago. IL. There they raised three children. When her husband passed away in 1977, she took on two jobs as a movie theater manager and a dental assistant.
Her beautiful floral water colors are available in several media. Although Mrs. Rayski has passed on, these vibrant pieces are made available by her estate.
To purchase this or other pieces of art by Izabela Rayski, contact her daughter Barbara Antisdel at: